The inequality of bus travel

A well researched report on that transport of the Common Man – or the man on the Clapham omnibus at least – is here and suggests that all is not well… As only about a third of the poorest 10% of households have access to a car or van, many are, unsurprisingly, highly dependent on… Read more

The Social Guarantee

Yesterday I ‘attended’ the launch of the Social Guarantee. There was much enthusiasm, which was appealing, but I was a bit disappointed that their literature of choice was this Universal Basic Services book which is very, well, basic – not to mention uninspiring. It was also written pre-pandemic. I’m probably not their target reader and… Read more

Levelling up needs local power

I ‘attended’ (via Zoom) a University of Central Lancashire talk on local control and the Preston model, which was interesting – if only because nobody could understand how money could be ‘originated’ by anyone other than central government… We are told that now the Tories have demolished the so-called red wall that ‘levelling up’ is… Read more